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#21 Cifer

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:17 PM

 

And since this is basically a mutation that existed in every other 40k RPG before Black Crusade I really fail to see the issue of it being overpowered or anything. There should be a way for non-Tzeentchians to get all magicky as well.

In every other 40k RPG, being a mutant is essentially a delayed death sentence. In Black Crusade, it's expected. Additionally, the "issue" of course is that you're stealing the archetypes' shtick. The whole thing that makes the Psyker and Sorcerer archetypes different from the rest is their psyker trait - make that rollable without a significant investment (say, by being devoted to a specific deity) and you might as well give everyone a chance at becoming Adroit or rerolling criticals.



#22 Drachdhar

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:53 PM

There are a multitude of ways of re-rolling or boosting crits... Most of which are pointless since, at least in our games, most kills are instantly at crit 9-10 anyway either due to multiple hits or massive hits.

 

And the important thing about roleplaying games is making the character the player wants. GM is just there to help tell the story and to provide the challenges to the players. 

 

And considering that Black Crusade has arguably the most free system of character advancement in the 40k line I really dont see what is wrong with allowing it. Archetype is just the beginning of a character anyway, and the only "good" core archetype special ability is Adroit anyway, especially the CSM ones are just pointless. And even then, the "psyker" archetypes get alot more Psy Rating and Psychic Powers.



#23 Drachdhar

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

Not to forget that you can devote yourself to Tzeentch for a short while, get Warpsmith and then go back to Unaligned anyway... Granted, will take abit of luck, but so will getting Wyrd since most "Gifts" are just plain shitty and can be argued whether they are a blessing or a curse, and since you can only trade blessing for blessing...






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